See you next year, Switch Pro rumors
UPDATE: The official English translation of this Nikkei article is now available, and we’ve added clarification for the matter here. You can read our original report below.
Nikkei has put out a new report on various Nintendo-related topics, and they discussed company business with Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa. The report offers up one comment in particular that’s sure to put a damper on the latest round of Switch Pro rumors.
According to the report, Nintendo will not be releasing new Nintendo hardware in fiscal year 2023. This fiscal year is currently underway and will end March 2023. In other words, if you were hoping to see a Switch revamp sometime soon, it looks like there’s no longer any reason to hold onto that hope.
It’s important to note that we’re not sure whether Nikkei has shared this comment on their own, or if they received such a comment from Nintendo’s president. Obviously one would hold more weight than the other, but either way, it looks like we’ve seen all the Switch hardware there is to see for this fiscal year.
Lastly, there’s sure to be some who point to Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 as the game that will usher in a Switch revamp. That game has been delayed until Spring 2023, and Spring kicks off March 20th, 2022. That certainly leaves plenty of wiggle room for the Switch Pro/Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 rumors to roll on.